Philibert Smellinckx

Philibert Smellinckx was a Belgian footballer born 17 January 1911 in Saint-Gilles, Brussels (Belgium), died 8 April 1977.[1]

Philibert Smellinckx
Personal information
Date of birth (1911-01-17)17 January 1911
Place of birth Saint-Gilles (Belgium)
Date of death 8 April 1977(1977-04-08) (aged 66)
Youth career
1921–1928 R. Union Saint-Gilloise
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1928–1946 R. Union Saint-Gilloise
National team
1933–1938 Belgium national football team 19 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

BiographyEdit

Centre back for Union Saint-Gilloise, in the legendary Union 60 who were unbeaten in the league for 60 matches, between 9 January 1933 (Union-Lierse SK, 2-2) and 10 February 1935 (Daring Bruxelles-Union 2-0).[2] At this time, they were three times Belgian Champions, from 1933 to 1935.

At the same time, he played for Belgium from 1933 to 1938 and played 19 matches for the Diables Rouges,[3] including one match at the Italian World Cup.[4]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fiches Joueurs R - Z : Union Saint-Gilloise 1897" (in French). unionhisto.skynetblogs.be.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Laurent. "La légende Union 60" (in French). rusg.be. Archived from the original on 1 July 2014.
  3. ^ Player cas at the site of the URBSFA Archived 25 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "FIFA Tournaments - Players & Coaches - Philibert SMELLINCKX". fifa.com.